Sam MaesschalckPhD student, Associate Lecturer
My research interests mainly lie within network security and digital forensics. These research areas are further underlined by an interest for honeypots, industrial control systems and software-defined-networking. Due to the nature of industrial control systems, a need for specific security measures has emerged, specifically one that has minimal interference with the devices itself. Digital forensics fits perfectly within security, as it supports us to obtain valuable information from (infected) systems.
Further interests lie within the aspect of cyberspace and its effect on national security and international relations. The emergence of cyberspace as a new domain of warfare has brought many questions with it and exposes nations to a range of new threats. This calls for further research into the aspects of cyberspace and how they might interfere within these areas.
My current research focusses on the adoption of honeypots to effectively secure industrial control systems without utilising the system resources. This research mainly focusses on network level security but also encompasses the security of systems itself.